WNBA Award Committees

We would like to thank and acknowledge the work of the following individuals who have made the recent Judy Lopez Book Award possible. There are two committees, the Selection Committee which selects the winning books and the WNBA Lopez Awards Support Committee which handles all the arrangements for the award and the award dinner. Below are pictured the members of the committees for the award. Without their work, the award would not have been possible.

 

  • WNBA/LA Selection Committee
  • WNBA/LA Support   Committee
Gail Kim Gail Kim Gail Kim is the Selection Committee Co-chair. Gail is a librarian at the Palisades Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Margaret Byron Flanders Margaret Byron Flanders Margaret Byron Flanders, Selection Committee Co-chair, is Special Assistant to the President, McGraw-Hill Education.
Katherine Adams Katherine Adams Katherine Adams is a children's librarian at the East Los Angeles Library, a community library of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Adriane Allan   Adriane Allan is a librarian at the Main Branch of the Santa Monica Public Library.
Coco Lopez Anagnostakis Coco Lopez Anagnostakis Coco Lopez Anagnostakis is Judy Lopez’ daughter and a parent.
Julie Frieze Julie Frieze Julie Frieze is a children's librarian at the Topanga Library, a community library of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Judith Kantor Judith Kantor Judith Kantor is the librarian of the Gonda Family Library at the UCLA Lab School.
Christa Muscatine Christa Muscatine Christa Muscatine is a librarian at the Santa Monica Public Library.
Sachiko Mohri Sachiko Mohri Sachiko Mohri is the librarian at Carlthorp School, Santa Monica, CA.
Rosalind Myatt Rosalind Myatt Rosalind Myatt is a School Psychologist at the Torrance Unified School District. Rosalind wrote her doctoral dissertation at UCLA on the topic, “The Child and the Story”, a psychological analysis of children’s favorite stories.
Olivia Narins Olivia Narins Olivia G. Narins is the Youth Services Librarian at the Ocean Park Branch of the Santa Monica Public Library. She has had the honor and pleasure of belonging to the Judy Lopez Book Award Selection Committee for many years.
Marilyn Taniguchi Marilyn Taniguchi Marilyn Taniguchi is a librarian at the Beverly Hills Public Library.
Maida Lin Wong Maida Lin Wong Maida Lin Wong is Senior Librarian, Children’s Services at the South Pasadena Public Library.
Margaret Byron Flanders Margaret Byron Flanders Margaret Byron Flanders, the Committee Chairperson, is Special Assistant to the President, McGraw-Hill Education.
Ashley Burdick Ashley Burdick Ashley Burdick is a librarian at Palos Verdes Library District.
Margaret Karlin Margaret Karlin Margaret Karlin is a past vice-president of the WNBA/LA. She was program chairman for many years. She has worked as a head nurse in a psychiatric institute in Chicago and for the National Institutes of Health. She has one published novel and is currently working on a memoir.
Suzanne Kleinbub Suzanne Kleinbub Suzanne Kleinbub is a former teacher, a housewife and a professional volunteer. She has been the WNBA/LA Corresponding Secretary, Membership Co-chair and currently is the WNBA/LA Treasurer. As a member of the Judy Lopez Award Support Committee she sells books at the dinner that have been donated by publishers. All proceeds of the book sales are used to perpetuate the awards.
Ruth Light Ruth Light Ruth Light is a past president of the WNBA/LA chapter, and is currently serving as the newsletter editor. She also helps with chapter membership and is National Secretary of WNBA.
Donna McArdle Donna McArdle Donna McArdle, a former WNBA/LA Chapter Treasurer, is the Reservation Chair for the Award Dinner.
Helen Ross Helen Ross Helen Ross, is a past president of WNBA/LA. She has served on the support committee in a number of different capacities. In 2010 she handled logistics for the dinner. Before her retirement, Helen was an actor and dancer and wrote reviews of film, TV and stage productions for local newspapers. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling.